385 South Mill  Construction starting soon!
We are waiting for renovation to begin at our new building at 385 South Mill Street in Lexington, Kentucky, next door to our original building. Public programs currently meeting there will be moving to other locations. For more details, please see the this page, which includes links to several files including plans for the new space. For information about program locations, please read the August Newsletter.

welcomeEstablished in 1975, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala view is that every individual has fundamental goodness and that this is cultivated through meditation and other mindfulness practices. Located in central Kentucky, our Center offers programs that foster and promote this view.

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →


Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

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YOUR LOGON IS:  Yourfirstname_Yourlastname and if you don’t know your password, the network will send a password reset to your email address.

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Featured Programs

The Hinayana Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa: The Path of Individual Liberation

with Judy Lief & Mary Sehlinger

August 31st—October 26th

Mary Sehlinger will be moderating this series of introductory programs by Judy Lief. After registering, Mary will contact you about the class location. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

November 11th—November 12th

In Level II, we use meditation practice to observe more directly how our habitual fear and anxiety can lose its power when confronted directly, in an atmosphere of gentleness. We begin to appreciate the power and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Recent News

  • Music performance in our gallery, 3/28/2016

    Our talented director/videographer Craig Sargent has posted a video of this performance on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqZlyyvG1tk The art on display is from the current show “Sangha” of art by our sangha members. The Mill & Max Cultural and Community Center (gallery) has its own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mill.max.gallery/